New York Ceramics

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New York Ceramics hopes to bring together an exploration of ceramics through an intergenerational group of artists ranging from the 1940s to 1991 in order to paint a fuller panorama of practices in clay which go beyond the traditional vessel into various utilitarian and sculptural tangents.


Mary Heilmann (b.1940) Lives and works in New York City. Received a BA from the University of California Berkeley. Heilman’s work is full of color and within every piece she makes there is a story behind. Japanese “Wabi Sabi” aesthetic philosophy is a big inspiration to her own creation of ceramics, she creates and plays with color intuition, music and her surroundings. Heilman has received the Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation Award (2006) and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. She has had exhibitions at Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York (2009); New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2008); among others. Her work is in many collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Orange County Museum of Art.


Trevor King Lives and works in Queens, New York. Received a BFA from Slippery Rock University in 2011 and an MFA from the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. King’s work ranges from large scale installations to small scaled objects and observational videos. His primary media is sculpture, using rudimentary materials such as clay and plaster he also works with digital medias like photography and video installations. Kings has had exhibitions at Melting Point, a group exhibition at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, California, Notions at Sculpture Space NYC, and STILLNESSNESS at the Emmanuel Barbault Gallery in New York City.


Zachar Leener (b.1981) Lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Received a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from the University of California, Riverside. Leener's ceramic sculptures are though through focused meditation and materialized by sketches. His ceramics may appear ancient and futuristic or architectural and figurative making them unique and distinctive. Leener has exhibited at COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada; Parker Gallery, Thomas Soloman Gallery, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles; Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, Belgium; among others.


Dan McCarthy (b.1962) Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Received a BA at the San Francisco Art Institute. McCarthy is playful with his work, full of cheerful palettes, and smiley faces that give a distinctive personality to each of his pieces. He plays with cartoonish oil and acrylic paintings which explore colors, sizes and figures. McCarthy has had exhibitions in Anton Kern Gallery in New York, Annet Gelink Gallery in Amsterdam, Galeria Marta Cervera in Madrid, and Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve in Paris, among others.


Katie Stout (b.1989) Lives and works in New York City. Received a BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. Stout Stout’s works draw on unexpected craft techniques, a cheerful yet vibrantly assertive, her works tend toward maximalism and often convey challenging portraits of femininity. Stout has had exhibitions at Jeffrey Deitch, Tina Kim, Friedman Benda, and R & Company. Her work has been exhibited in institutions including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, and the Swiss Institute. In 2017, Stout was named to Forbe's '30 Under 30' list for Art & Style. Her work is held in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; Museum of Art and Design, New York; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California.